Dissecting a sheep's brain?

  1. I'm dissecting a sheeps brain in my next A&P lab, anyone every do that?
    It sounds kind cool, I'm a little excited and freaked at the same time.
    What do you guys have to dissect in A&P?
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  3. by   Trans-am
    We had cats and a sheep brain and also a cow eye
  4. by   catzy5
    Quote from Logos
    I'm dissecting a sheeps brain in my next A&P lab, anyone every do that?
    It sounds kind cool, I'm a little excited and freaked at the same time.
    What do you guys have to dissect in A&P?

    we do the sheeps brain and cow eye next semester sounds like fun!
  5. by   BrwnEyedGirl9402
    I did this 2 weeks ago and I think its so cool. We had to know where certain nerves and things were. I love lab since I learn better when I do things more hands on. I think you'll end up liking it. Next semester we are dissecting a cat. That I also look forward to lol.
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from BrwnEyedGirl9402
    I did this 2 weeks ago and I think its so cool. We had to know where certain nerves and things were. I love lab since I learn better when I do things more hands on. I think you'll end up liking it. Next semester we are dissecting a cat. That I also look forward to lol.

    I so hated the cat we just finished it last weekend. It was my nemisis. We were just thrown in with no instruction though we were given list of 60 muscles and she said have at it. We had to pin it all and label it and then do an oral practical. I did fine in the end but I dreaded going.

    FYI I watched videos on youtube helped alot
  7. by   np_wannabe
    I did a sheep's brain, and all I have to say is, "AWESOME!!!" (and I had good lab partners too!)
  8. by   augigi
    Man, I don't think I could dissect a kitty cat!!
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    Thank heavens we never had to do a cat (my friend did and he said it was a nightmare with dried up muscles and things they had a hard time finding!)...but we did the sheep's brain and either a sheep or cow eye.....it is kind of interesting....
  10. by   mixyRN
    We had the cat for just about everything (muscles, vascular system, digestive system, nerves, all organs)
    Sheeps brain
    cow's eye
  11. by   KEVO05
    In my A&PI lab we did: the cat (just deep and superficial muscles) ; the Sheep's brain, and a Cow's eye. The Cat and Cow were pretty easy cause most the muscles are kind of the same as humans, but I hated the Sheep's brain, because it was smaller, and we also had a real brain to look at and identify, but we didn't actually dissect it.
  12. by   luvmy3kids
    Count me in! We just finished dissecting our rat and we also dissected a cow eye ball... We didn't have to "dissect" the sheep brain or heart but we were able to us it to locate all of the different parts. It was really neat! The eye ball was sort of juicy but it was cool too!
    All I can say is bring your gloves!!!
  13. by   smattles1of2
    We did the sheep brain. We just cut it in half and took a picture of it.
  14. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Logos
    I'm dissecting a sheeps brain in my next A&P lab, anyone every do that?
    It sounds kind cool, I'm a little excited and freaked at the same time.
    What do you guys have to dissect in A&P?
    I had to dissect a grown up pig's heart and two fetal pigs....one for the circulatory system and one for digestive, urinary and reproductive system.
    It was hardcore and I don't look at life the same way anymore :uhoh21:
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Dec 5, '06

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